Academic English for International Students

Keele’s Language Centre provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels—whether undergraduate, postgraduate, foundation year or PhD researchers, from beginners to near-native speakers.  Our credit-bearing modules are designed to help students develop the skills essential for success with their studies and research, and bookable ‘One-to-One’ tutorials ensure as-needed, personalised English language support year-round.

Note: All Academic English classes are restricted to 20 students maximum.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate Modules

15-credit electives modules at a range of levels focus on the specific language and academic skills required for undergraduate study.  Options include English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Academic English for Business (AEB) and Academic English for Science Students.  International students may also be interested in our popular British Cultural Studies module, and students planning a semester or year abroad will want to enrol in Intercultural Communication for Study Abroad.

For further details please click the links below.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Modules

For international postgraduates, the Language Centre provides a range of modules at various levels, each specifically designed to meet the needs of postgraduate students and researchers and scheduled at times that are convenient to them.  

Modules focus on developing the language and academic skills international postgraduate students and researchers will rely upon for success on their degree programmes, including writing and research skills, avoiding plagiarism, handling large quantities of reading, spoken expression and understanding British academic conventions.

Modules are offered on a 1 or 2 semester basis and enrolment is made by recommendation of the Language Centre.  There are no additional fees for these modules and a Certificate of Completion is awarded to successful candidates at the conclusion of each module. 

For enrolment enquiries please contact the Postgraduate Administrator (enl@keele.ac.uk).

Click here to view a video detailing Postgraduate English Language study.

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